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The info is OUT…there are several new Winston Rod Models for 2011. Hello BIIIX…These are them…From Tucker Ladd…Trout’s Fly Fishing, CO.

“BIIIX: just by looking at the name it is clear that this rod will be replacing an old staple in the Winston line-up. That’s right, the old faithful BIIX will officially be discontinued as of September, 2010. Now before the old guard gets to upset over this news, let me assure you that the new BIIIX is a far superior, better casting, better fishing fly rod then it’s predecessor. Everything that most anglers disliked about the BIIX has been fixed (primarily the overly soft butt and mid section), and everything that we loved about the BIIX has been preserved. The BIIIX has more Boron material in the butt section then any other rod in this category, giving the new BIIIX a stiffer butt without adding weight. The stiffer butt section perfectly transitions into a stiffer mid section, which allows this new rod to achieve longer and more accurate casts. A bit more power also makes this rod more versatile when it comes to throwing larger flies and heavier rigs. All said and done, this fly rod is going to blow the fly fishing industry off it’s feet, and surely propel Winston forward as a leader of fly rod manufacturing and design.

GVX: We’ve been asking for it for years, and Winston has finally taken notice. The GVX is the first mid priced fly rod Winston has ever offered, and the best part is that it is still hand made in Twin Bridges, MT. That’s right, Winston isn’t farming this rod out oversees, and with a sticker price of $495 it will surely allow many more anglers the abiltiy to own one of these infamous green sticks. What makes the new GVX even more likable is that it is essentially the classic Winston BIIX, but made entirely with graphite instead of a graphite/boron mix. So while this rod may not be as lightweight as those rods in the Boron series, it does have an amazing action and feel in hand. It was able to cast 70′ on a dime, but also gave us plenty of feel and precision at shorter distances. So whether you’re looking for a lower priced American made fly rod, or you want to find something similar to the classic Winston BIIX, the GVX will surely fit your needs.

VSL: The new VSL will replace the Vapor rod series. It is lighter in the hand, and has a much more progressive taper allowing for more accurate and technical casts. Although this fly rod is still manufactured over in China, it is an ideal option for those looking to get into the Winston brand without breaking the bank. Although the Vapor was a popular fly rod in the under $300 category, I have little doubt that the new VSL will easily takes it’s place and be a welcome addition to the Winston family.

Passport: Coming in at $199, the new Winston Passport will be replacing the Ascent series. I was never much of a fan of the Ascent, as it never seemed to have much feel or precision, but I did enjoy this new rod and believe that it is a great option for any beginner angler.

All four new models will be shipping to us on September 13, 2010.”

And, from the Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene, OR, demo video on the new rods HERE:

I don’t get so excited about new rod models these days…I think I’ll try one out in the local Fly Shops’ lot before passing judgment and I certainly want to hear what this guy thinks ( and he is in Montana)…

George Anderson…author of the ROD SHOOTOUT…

New Winston BIIIX

Rod Review

BY: GEORGE ANDERSON

2011 Fly Rod SHOOTOUT 9′ 5WT…

Better keep quiet, I see Ally coming…
Daughter to Father, ” How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?”….

PT/TB

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Some good news for those who want a longer rod for nymphing from the makers of THE GREEN STICK…

10′, 4WT, BIIX….

 

Here:

 

Sage is for Turkey,

Winston is for Fish!

NEW GREEN STICK

PT/TB :frogdance

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Stillwater River above Swallows

Ally down in Beartrap Canyon, Madison River

Ally below Varney Bridge on the Madison with MY fiberglass Winston…oooopppss, Sage SP….

Ally, outside Ennis, hoping to net something… WINSTON 1975 “STALKER”, 7 1/2ft. 4 WT (SF Manu.)

Road from NYE, MT to the Stillwater…

Ally catching a Rainbow below the handicapped access – Stillwater River, that’s the WINSTON!

Ally helps Michael below Varney Bridge

What keeps Ally on the Stillwater…gaming!

Fish on the Stillwater…

Ally, trudging the road of happy …boulders, on the Stillwater

Go there and DIE, Dad!

Speeding to the Boulder River

Nice Stillwater Rainbow

..and another

No comment…

Sprinkler attack dog, Montana Hannas…

Lenas’ Cabins, Absarokee, MT nice place for the Stillwater, Rosebud Creek…

Mike and Ally, days end, Boulder River

Approaching Dean, MT…way to the Stillwater

Sunset, Valley Gardens, Madison River…

Rainbow, from this section…

Michael and Ally in the Channels section of the Madison, Valley Gardens

Michael. below Varney Bridge

Ally, the Madison flows into Ennis Lake below here…

Freezing at the Palisades, Madison River…

Eating before fishing, Palisades…

Michael gets ready to lay one out on the Stillwater

Horses on the road to Red Lodge, MT…

Pollard Hotel, Red Lodge, MT…

Mid- River Pow Wow, Stillwater…

Heading out, Valley Gardens, Madison River…

Below Varney Bridge…

Leaving the Sportsmans for…

Breakfast at Ennis Pharmacy…

Mike on the Boulder River, MT

What was that? Boulder River

Michael coming up through a large pool on the Boulder…

Michael giving Ally a gift on the Stillwater…

Eh, which fly do I use? Stillwater River

An H & L Variant, of course! Stillwater River – attached to 7.5ft. ,custom bamboo 4wt.

Road along the Stillwater…

There’s that H & L Variant!

A few small fies….

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